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The Big Latch On Event: Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding

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If you find yourself at Esther Short Park on the morning of Saturday, August 4, you may come across an unusually large group of mothers and babies doing what many babies love more than anything: breastfeeding. They will be part of a global celebration of motherhood called The Big Latch On. The Big Latch On… Read More

Stop Summer Brain Drain: 25 Fun Ways to Keep Learning Fresh

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It’s summertime, and while the school doors may be closed, that doesn’t mean young children have to take a break from learning. In fact, some of that hard-earned knowledge may disappear if they do. According to the National Summer Learning Association, research shows that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational… Read More

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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My favorite Muppet, Kermit, said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Like any good mom, I try to lead my family down the do-the-right-thing path as we go about our suburban lives. This includes adopting environmentally friendly habits as I try to instill a leave-no-trace mentality in my family. Let’s just say they’re about… Read More